Past Events


April 14, 2022 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


March 8, 2022 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


March 4, 2022 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


February 24, 2022 at 4:30 pm


February 23, 2022 at 5:00 pm



November 18, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Come to this event to create awareness about gender-based violence during the covid 19 pandemic in Latin American and the United States. This event is in partnership with the College of Public health, and it will be in Spanish.

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November 3, 2021 at 3 PM

We are glad to announce our next event Día de los Muertos or in English, Day of Dead. Join us in this cultural activity exploring traditions In Latin America: Mexico & Belize.


October 14, 2021 at 4 PM 


October 12, 2021 at 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

It will be a second round of the event we started last Fall, "We are not invisible". This year, we will be presenting preliminary results from the research project we have been carrying out in ISLAC and it is entitled: "Mapping Ethnic & Racial Experiences of Latinos/as/xs and Latin Americans In Higher Education"


Virtual Symposium - Bregando with Disasters: Post Hurricane Maria Realities and Resiliencies

Sat Oct 2, 2021 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM


A conversation with Dr. Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian with the Organization of American States and former US Ambassador Kent Brown.

12:00-1:00PM (EST)

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A conversation about: Crisis humanitaria Venezolana: Migración, Trauma y Resilencia, by Dr. Padilla


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Conversation: Más que islas. Antología de cuentistas del Gran Caribe Hispano
Moderated by Dra. Madeline Cámara                                                                                         
03/04/2021  5:00-6:30 PM

ISLAC celebrate Black History Month in partnership with the Office of Multicultural Affairs
3:30 PM



Escala Geográfica: Visibilidades e Inivisibilidades en procesos culturales afrodescendientes
Yilver Mosquera
4:00 PM

Latin American/ABYA YALA Film Series: Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess
Digital Media Commons, 1st Floor, USF Library Room 125
5:00 PM

Empowering Students to Solve Community Challenges: A Pedagogy for Practice
Dr. Ulisses Araujo
TECO Conference Hall
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

ISLAC Latin American/ABYA YALA Film Series: Cimarron Spirit
USF Library 1st Floor Digital Media Commons
5:00 PM

Genetics approaches to understand the demographic history and African roots in Latin America
Cesar Augusto Fortes Lima, PhD
Senior Postdoc at Uppsala University, Sweden
FAO 249
2:00 -3:30 PM



The challenge of living in Brazilian democracy if you are young and Black.
Prof. Dr. Fernando Conceição, Ph.D.
Universidade Federal da Bahia, Journalism
FAO 249

The new Bahian enigma: electoral preferences
and ethnic vote in the city of Salvador, Bahia -
Brazil (1985-2016). Why did Black Rome never
elect a black mayor?
Prof. Dr. Cloves Luiz Pereira Oliveira, Ph.D.
Universidade Federal da Bahia, Political Science
FAO 296

Two Years After Maria: Dealing with the effects of Hurricane Maria 
Dr. Alessandra Rosa Ph.D
September 20, 2019, 12pm-2pm
Location: FAO 296

ISLAC Hillsborough County Public High School Teacher Workshop
ISLAC Affiliated Faculty
A professional development seminar to the School District of
Hillsborough County (SDHC) high school teachers in the field of Latin American
Studies. With an emphasis on the African Diaspora, teachers are learning new
content, pedagogical strategies, and creating lesson plans for use in the district.
June 10-13, 2019 & August 5, 2019

“Addressing Mental Health for Haitian Populations: Solutions”- Screening of Healing a Nation: Twoub Mantal, and Panel Discussion
February 21, 2019, 6pm-9pm
Location: Patel College of Global Sustainability Auditorium, University of South Florida (USF)


Mini-Conference Decolonization in Theory and Practice: Europe and the Americas Otherwise.
February 25, 9am-5pm.
Location: Grace Allen Room, USF Library 4th floor

Talk by Dr. Paula Barreto, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil: Visual culture of privileges, ways of looking and (in)visibility of black bodies in Brazilian contemporary society.
March 21, 2pm-3pm
Location: Grace Allen Room, USF Library 4th floor:

Book Launch, “Black Women, Academe, and the Tenure Process in the United States and the Caribbean”
Co-authors Dr. Talia Esnard and Dr. Deirdre Cobb-Roberts are commemorating the release of their new book “Black Women, Academe, and the Tenure Process in the United States and the Caribbean” at the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
2:00-4:30 p.m.
Location: MSC 2707

Conference: “Puerto Rico se Levanta: Understanding Challenges to Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans in Florida post Hurricane Maria.”
A one day conference bringing together faculty, activists, journalists and government officials to discuss the issues Puerto Rico face in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, and the impacts of the migration from the Island to Florida.
November 16 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Location: MSC 3707

The Politics of Blackness in Brazil Book Launch
Dr. Gladys Mitchell-Walthour, presented her latest book "The Politics of Blackness: Racial Identity and Political Behavior in Contemporary Brazil" (Cambridge University Press).
March 1, 2018
2:00-5:00 p.m.
Location: IBL Conference Room (FAO 296)

DACA: Current and Future Challenges for Undocumented Youth and Young Adults Community Panel
Kathy Castor, U.S. Representative for Florida’s 14th Congressional district and Immigrants' Rights Advocate, will visit USF Tampa Campus on Friday, March 9th, 2018, at noon, as part of the panel about DACA: Current and Future Challenges for Undocumented Youth and Young Adults.  Hosted by the University of South Florida’s College of Arts and Sciences, USF’s Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean (ISLAC) and the “Undocunited” USF Student 
March 9, 2018
12:30 - 2:00 pm
MSC 2708